Key Message

While the 'polluter pays' across Europe, a considerable amount of public funds are spent cleaning up polluted sites in most EU countries. That is perhaps the only common factor across the EU - annual expenditure varies from over 35 to under 2 euro per capita, depending on the country.

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100